We are moving in 6 days. Good thing I've got these great pain killers to keep me from freaking out too much. :) I guess something good can come from having your wisdom teeth yanked the week before a cross country move. And, if something in this post doesn't make sense--you now know why.
Saturday night I had this fantastic story idea just hit me out of the blue. I'm not ready to share it yet (mean, I know--sorry!) because I'm still working out the kinks, but I just love it when inspiration strikes like that. It's such a great feeling to have a wealth of ideas to choose from when I sit down to write, although I know it's going to be a little while before I get to actually write it. But it's a twist on a missing person story, actually a couple of twists on your basic missing person plot. The inspiration, I can see now, came from a combination of a movie I watched (and thought it could have been better), a book I read a few weeks back, and my own brain.
What's really cool is when the main character just starts telling her story, right out of the blue. I admit that I hear stories in first person, though I often adapt them to 3rd person. This one I may not, because I like the 1st person "voice." She's capable, yet vulnerable, with a healthy dose of suspicion. And I like the way she describes the people she meets and interacts with. She's a little irreverent. :)
I promise, I will share more when I can. Stay tuned for a first scene, or even a brief synopsis in the coming weeks.
I think you should go for 1st person. I wrote my last novel in third person, then had to go back and change it all into first. The first person was so much better.
Good luck with your move.
Moving makes me crazy, except that it's a great way to reorganize and get rid of stuff you haven't used in ten or twenty years (if you have the time to do it).
Maybe your muse found something interesting when you were packing to bring on that story idea, eh.
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